Today’s artist on Tumblr feature - Monica Ramos!
Please introduce yourself and your work to us!
Hello! I’m Monica. I’m an aspiring illustrator and wannabe-anthropologist. Philippine born and bred. I also just graduated from Parsons. My work is a lot of baked goods, spirits, animals, blobs, naked people and my feelings. I’ve become interested in depicting people from a zoological perspective.
What artists inspire you the most?
Hayao Miyazaki ! What a god. I love seeing the spirit world and physical world collide. The food in all his films is amazing too!Other idols include: Little Dragon, Eryka Badu, Jillian Tamaki, Jiro Ono, Misaki Kawai, Radiolab and all my friends.
What are your favorite mediums to create art?
Watercolors, pencils, brush pens and ink. You just can’t replicate the textures and little mistakes that come with paint. I also gravitate to mediums that are easy to clean up, because I am very clumsy.
Any particular plans for 2013?
Yes! I’m launching a Kickstarter for a set of toys called “The Make Your Own Orgy Kit”. I wanted to make sex/sexuality a cuter and more friendly topic to talk about. I’m also going to speak for a little bit at Pictoplasma, the character design conference! Working on getting a visa to stay in the US a bit longer. I just want to continue making things.
How did you decide to become an artist?
Very, very slowly.
What advice would you give for aspiring artists out there?
Get as troubled, lost and confused as possible. It will give you more material to work with. Wait- no! That’s terrible. Just don’t be afraid and don’t hold back.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I want to build a hobbit house.
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